This past weekend, GLAAD learned that local Philadelphia media sensationalized and inaccurately reported on the murder of a trans woman of color, using the wrong name and pronouns and including irrelevant information about her past.
Nefertiti Jaquez who now works for the NBC affiliate in Philadelphia reported on an unfolding case in which Charles Sargent has been arrested for killing and dismembering transgender woman. The story about it misgendered the victim, without any attempt at balance in terms of finding anyone in the trans community who knew the victim.
Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks told gay rights groups Monday that she would not fly the gay pride flag outside the county building because the county doesn’t hang “issue-based flags.” This characterization infuriated the gay community.
The recent Supreme Court decision tossing part of DOMA, the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act, gave gay and lesbian married couples in 13 states and the District of Columbia complete legal and financial equality with their straight counterparts.